The JROTC conducted a September 11, 2001 ceremony in remembrance of Patriot’s Day and recognition of all first responders and military. The ceremony was held at the Pleasanton High School flag pole area. The agenda included honors to the flag and a mini pass and review. Music was provided by the Pleasanton High School Band. Attending were 120 cadetes from […]

Luna honored by Scouts

Lisa Luna was made an honorary member of Boy Scout Troop 194 Saturday evening. She was presented with a certificate of appreciation in recognition of her outstanding service to youth. Lisa Luna, Living Editor, is responsible for covering community events that involve nonprofits, faith, spirituality, churches, schools, clubs, organizations and matters of special interest such as health awareness days, heroic […]

Rev. Junior Jones: A life in ministry and community outreach

A career in ministry is not a choice that local leader Rev. Junior Jones made himself. “I didn’t decide. It was from a higher calling and I accepted,” said Jones. He accepted the call in 1966 and was ordained in 1972. Now 83-years-old, Jones was born in Danville, Virginia, where he grew up and went to school. His wife Irene, […]

Homicide north of Poteet

Monday night an arrest was made for murder on Ashford Circle off Stacey Road, 8 miles northwest of Poteet. A 17-year-old Devon McKinney from Somerset was shot and killed allegedly by Dustin De La Vega, age 21, of Ashford Circle, Poteet. The call came in to the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Department shortly before 10 p.m. Monday night. First Deputy on […]

Out and About

Senior’s Day on Sept. 17 & Sept. 24 at Civic Center The Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with the Pleasanton Express to create an avenue for our senior citizens to stay active throughout the year. Each week there will be a day dedicated and time for all seniors to join in the fun activities at the Pleasanton Civic […]

Early voting of emergency special election runoff race

Early voting for the special election run off for Texas Senate District 19 began Monday, September 10 and continues through Friday, September 14. This is a critical election for Atascosa County. Voters will be choosing who represents Atascosa County which is part of District 19 in the Texas Senate. The special election was called to replace former Texas Senator District […]

Senior’s Day kicks off with line dancing

The City of Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with the Pleasanton Express to hold Senior’s Day. Senior’s Day is a place for local senior citizens to stay active, fellowship and join together on a weekly basis. The program kicked off Monday, September 10 with a Beginners Line Dance program. “We would like to thank Susan Ackerman for leading […]


Pleasanton Express Graphic Designer and Eagle Scout Aaron Davidson was a special guest along with Master of Ceremonies, William “Bill” Meadows at the Eagle Scout Court of Honor at St. Andrew’s Parish Hall on September 8. Davidson received his Eagle Scout when he was junior in Pleasanton High School. Davidson is a 2003 graduate of the Houston Art School. He […]


Post Commander Mueller is presented with a Quilt of Honor by Margie Willems and Debbie Hayes, both of Quilts of Honor, Texas, at a ceremony hosted by VFW Post #12162, Monday, Sept. 10, at the Pleasanton Civic Center.

Why the New York Times was wrong

The New York Times recently choose to run an anonymous Opinion piece from a Senior Advisor in the White House that took many shots at President Donald Trump. I do not know why the opinion side of The New York Times decided to run the anonymous piece instead of turning it over to the reporting side to be investigated and […]